Artist's description:

Black and white image of metrological woman. Metrological is essentially a measurement science. So Metrological Woman is measured woman. Who in the world has the right to measure, truly take the measure of a woman or man?

The following is from the Journal of Physics: Quantifying Human Response: Linking metrological and psychometric characterisations of Man as a Measurement Instrument

I do not agree with all of the conclusions presented but add it to shed information on my work.

Abstract. A better understanding of how to characterise human response is essential to improved person-centred care and other situations where human factors are crucial. Challenges to introducing classical metrological concepts such as measurement uncertainty and traceability when characterising Man as a Measurement Instrument include the failure of many statistical tools when applied to ordinal measurement scales and a lack of metrological references in, for instance, healthcare. The present work attempts to link metrological and psychometric (Rasch) characterisation of Man as a Measurement Instrument in a study of elementary tasks, such as counting dots, where one knows independently the expected value because the measurement object (collection of dots) is prepared in advance. The analysis is compared and contrasted with recent approaches to this problem by others, for instance using signal error fidelity.

When characterising the human measuring instrument [4], be it with the five senses or even taking account of the full physiological, mental, cognitive and behavioural richness of human perception, formulation of the commensurate metrological concepts as established in traditional engineering is as yet in its infancy for qualitative [5,6] and subjective measurement [7,8].

Materials used:

Oil based ink, acid free paper

Metrological Woman (2011)


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